First Article Inspection & Quality Assurance Tools

BCT TechnologyBCT Technology AG provide's a host of powerful add-ons for NX, Solid Edge and Teamcenter enabling efficient First Article Inspection of engineering designs.

BCT's software modules seamlessly integrate into existing engineering development environments boosting productivity, efficiency and accuracy for a host of engineering design, quality assurance and PLM applications.

The BCT Inspector Suite facilitates integration of First Article Inspection into the development environment making the data available for quality assurance throughout the entire product lifecycle. The suite includes three modules: BCT Inspector, Inspector Viewer and Inspector RevCompare.

BCT Inspector gives the data unique identifiers that never change for the life of the part and provides a permanent link to characteristics through every change and modification. The data using up to 80% less time than manual methods while eliminating costly manual data entry errors.

The process is supported for legacy raster data, 2D drawings and 3D models. The BCT Inspector Suite supports a smooth migration from traditional drawing based processes to model based information.

BCT Inspector Viewer is a tool that provides an automatic way to identify every design change that has occurred, flagged those items, so that all downstream processes are automatically notified of the changes.

BCT Inspector RevCompare dramatically reduces the error rate often generated through insufficiently documented modification descriptions in the manufacturing industry.

The BCT Inspector Suite supports processing and identifying of key design data multiple CAD systems such as NX, Solid Edge and CATIA as well as neutral drawing formats such as .tif and .pdf.

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Valuable product knowledge and purchased part data based on raster, scanned drawings and proprietary legacy CAD data are often managed in a separate process outside the main CAD and PLM environment. Maintaining separate processes and the difficulty in accessing this data can result in additional time and expense.

The BCT 3D-Raster Suite integrates 2D paper or electronic data (e.g. TIFF, PDF, HPGL, legacy CAD etc.) into NX and Teamcenter, where the software allows the data to be stored and edited without having to spend any additional effort to migrate the data into a vector format.

By doing this a single standardized process can be established that also includes this raster data. This process provides easy access to this data and makes it possible to edit and add to the drawings without having to recreate them. Having the data in the same tools and processes means that it will allow the migration off of legacy systems and provide a single forward approach supporting a completely digital workflow.

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